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ALTA Certification Academic Language Therapy

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1. Teutonic invasion and settlement - The Christianizing of Britain - The creation of a national English culture - Danish-English warfare - Political adjustment and cultural assimilation and the decline of Old English as a result of The Norman Conquest.

2. A districts dyslexia program is considered part of the basic - required curriculum. Therefore - state compensatory education funds can only be used to provide programs - projects - activities - and materials that supplement that district's regular dy

3. Children may be physical and socially immature - may be awkward in social situations - may have difficulty reading social cues - may have trouble finding the right words - stammering. - may feel anxious in school

4. Two adjacent letters repressing a single consonant sound

5. Taught visual to auditory - Taught auditory to visual - Students should also master blending of sounds into words and as well segmenting whole words into individual sounds.

6. Response to Intervention - a multi-step or tiered approach to providing services and interventions at increasing intensity to students or an entire class.

7. Scores expressed in their original form without statistical treatment - such as the number of correct answers on a test.

8. Behaving without thinking about possible consequences. May act or speak without first thinking about how their behavior might make other people react of feel

9. A term coined by Stanovich to describe a phenomenon observed in findings of cumulative advantage for children who read well and have good vocabulary and cumulative disadvantage for those who have inadequate vocabularies and read less and thus have lo

10. Final stable syllable

11. Two vowels standing adjacent in the same syllable whose sounds blend smoothly together in one syllable. There are only four diphthongs in English. These are ou/out - ow/cow - oi/oil - oy - boy

12. The knowledge of the various sounds in the English language and their correspondence to the letter or letters that represent those sounds.

13. A score to which raw scores are converted by numerical transformation ( conversion of raw scores to percentile ranks or standard scores)

14. Expects child to learn reading as "naturally" as speech - Uses child's oral language as content for reading - Uses child's oral language as basis for spelling instruction - Children learn to "read" by reading and re-reading "big books" together with

15. Supported only by "qualitative research" instead of quantitative research - Teaches "whole words" in word families - Students are not explicitly taught that there is a relationship between letters and sounds for most sounds

16. Vowel - consonant - e syllable

17. Closed syllable

18. His research in the field of reading was fundamental to the emergence of today's scientific consensus about what reading is - how it works and what it does for the mind.

19. Federal Law. Nondiscrimination on the basis of handicap in programs receiving federal $$ - Civil Rights Law - to protect people with disabilities by allowing full participation in the workplace.

20. Pre-reading - Oral Language Development

21. The ability to organize thoughts and express them verbally to convey meaning to others

22. The writing system of a language. Correct or standardized spelling according to established usage.

23. Wide Range Achievement Test

24. listening - remembering - and understanding what someone else says.

25. Individual Educational Plan

26. The ability to segment words into their component phonemes. Is an important aspect of phonological awareness

27. Effective for special needs - Uses all possible senses - tracing - saying - listening - looking - Typically called VAKT - Visual - Auditory - Kinesthetic - Tactile - Can be used with either Phonics or Whole Language

28. Explicitly teaches strategies and techniques for studying texts and acquiring meaning

29. Comprehensive Test of Phonological Processing. Screening test. test phonological awareness - phonological memory - rapid naming...norms given in Percentiles - Standard Scores - Age and Grade Equivalents

30. Initial Reading - Letters represent sounds - sound-spelling relationships

31. An objective test that is given and scored in a uniform manner. Scores are often norm-referenced. For example SAT

32. The term is also used for the language now called Old English - spoken and written by the ________ and their descendants in much of what is now England and some of southeastern Scotland between at least the mid-5th century and the mid-12th century.

33. The teacher musts be adept at individualized teaching based on continual assessment of the student's needs. Content should be mastered to a level of automaticity.

34. 1904 - reported 2 cases of "congenital word blindness" - called for schools to establish procedures for screening as well as appropriate teaching of those that were identified with congenital word-blindness

35. Gray Oral Reading Test-Fourth Edition Screening test. Provides an efficient and objective measure of growth in oral reading and an aid in the diagnosis of oral reading difficulties Standard Scores - Percentile Ranks - Grade Equivalents - Age Equivale

36. Feeling through fingertips

37. 1877 - first to use the term "word-blindness"

38. Are standardized and measure your progress and achievements as a student.

39. Involve at least two people. It includes the ability to maintain eye contact - understand body language of others - take turns in a conversation - stick to the subject - and use oral language appropriate for the situation.

40. Reading can be learned as naturally as speaking - reading is focused on constructing meaning from texts using children's books rather than basal or controlled readers - reading is best learned in the context of the group - phonics is taught indirectl

41. Tests used to identify the nature and source of an individual's educational - psychological - or medical difficulties or disabilities in order to facilitate correction or remediation.

42. Comprehensive end-of-year exams - reflecting the specific subject matter outlines in the curriculum.

43. Test of Word Reading Efficiency. Screening test. measures an individual's ability to pronounce printed words accurately and fluently. Generates percentiles - standard scores - age equivalents - and grade equivalents.Decoding - Sight words

44. Participate in classroom discussions - make speeches/presentations - use tape records during lectures - read text out loud - create musical jingles - create mnemonics to aid memorization - discuss ideas verbally

45. The percentage is defined to include scores in a specified distribution that fall below the point at which a given score lies.

46. Individuals with a Disabilities Act

47. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

48. Present the whole and teaches how this can be broken down into component parts.

49. Making sense of what we read. Comprehension is dependent on good word recognition - fluency - vocabulary - worldly knowledge - and language ability.

50. The ability to translate print to speech with rapidity and automaticity that allows the reader to focus on meaning.